Students who complete courses in the Biological Sciences will:
Demonstrate ability to read and comprehend biological texts
- Comprehend key biological terms, concepts, and principles.
- Attribute ideas to persons and time periods.
Demonstrate scientific reasoning
- Describe the scientific method and its use in developing the body of biological knowledge.
- Apply the scientific method to design and run an experiment including generating hypothesis, data analysis, and making inferences.
Demonstrate critical thinking
- Evaluate merits and claims of biological issues and develop a logically structured argument that reflects biological facts and evidence.
- Critically analyze and debate biological issues.
Demonstrate information literacy
- Locate and evaluate information and its sources critically.
- Use information effectively, ethically, and with appropriate attribution to accomplish a specific purpose.
Demonstrate an understanding of how biological sciences connect to society
- Analyze personal lifestyle and global issues from a biological perspective and assess the relevance of biology to solving contemporary problems in human society.
- Develop a broad understanding of the place of humans on the planet, and evaluate desirable and undesirable practices of humans.
Includes BIOLO, BOTAN, MICRO, ZOOLO
Source: 2018 Biological Sciences Annual Update submission